Besides the truth is you get what you pay for. Buy cheap junk and you'll always get substandard results. Spend a few extra bucks and you will get something that will last and you won't have to buy it again. I found that out the hard way. Years ago I bought a cheap guitar amplifier that I only got about a year out of before I gave up on it. Then I went and bought one for 3 times the price and I've been using it for 15 years and it's going strong. Also it sounds incredible. All the young guitar players freak out over my sound.